Adriana was initially diagnosed with Stage-3 malignant rhabdoid tumor (MRT), a type of pediatric cancer in the kidney, in April 2016 and underwent very intensive treatment throughout the spring and summer. She spent the majority of those months in the hospital until the end of August. By that time the doctors believed she was in complete remission and on her way to make a full recovery. In mid-December it was learned that her cancer had relapsed and metastasized into multiple new tumors (now Stage-4 cancer). After unsuccessful attempts to get on some promising clinical trials focused on her particular type of cancer, Adriana's condition began to worsen over the holidays. With no time to waste, Adriana began a new treatment regiment on New Year's Eve in an attempt to save her life. She continued that battle until her last breath on February 5, 2017.
Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most. To catch up on what's been happening with Adriana, you can review her journal postings and photos. Feel free to leave a message in the guestbook and see what else the CaringBridge group offers.
The tribute donations on this site are created by the website and do not go directly to Adriana. If you are interested in supporting the CaringBridge cause you can donate there. If you are interested in donating to the Children's Hospital, you can do so at http://www.chla.org/ways-help.
If you would like to Donate Blood or Platelets to support Adriana's recovery and other children fighting cancer or other serious illnesses, please see the journal posting called "Giving Life."
Some additional information and resources regarding pediatric cancers can be found on these and many other sites: